RN Circulator - Surgery
SoutheastHEALTH 9 reviews - Cape Girardeau, MO

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  • Duties focus on assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating perioperative patient care and acting as a patient advocate at all times.

    Obtaining equipment and supplies for assigned procedures and anticipating needs of surgeon and other "scrubbed" personnel.
  • Ascertains that sterile technique is maintained and corrects any noted "breaks".
  • Verifies patient identity, correct surgical procedure, and completeness of necessary records, lab test, x-rays, etc.
  • Notifies surgeon/anesthesia of unusual circumstances and takes appropriate emergency actions.
  • Maintains/restocks supplies in ORs and supply room and in assigned specialty areas.
  • Prioritizes effectively to expedite "turn over time" and procedure time.
  • Maintains positive working relationship with physicians and fellow employees - recognizes personal limitations and seeks guidance.
  • Acts as a role model and mentor for new staff.
  • Duties require interaction with different patient age groups, i.e., neonate, child, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, and requires recognition that different age groups require specialized attention or care.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
  • One year or more prior operating room experience preferred.
  • BCLS required.
  • CNOR desirable.
  • Communication and an attitude of responsiveness is absolutely key to all positions in the per-operative area.
  • A “can-do” attitude is required for the exemplary customer service expected.
  • Teamwork along with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude are required.
  • These traits equate to excellent service to patients, family members, physicians and co-workers.
  • Teamwork also enhances patient safety as perioperative staff work together. “Together we make a difference through our commitment to excellence in health care.”
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.

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